Robert Richardson is no stranger to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway with an ARCA, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck start under his belt, Robert was prepared for his NASCAR Busch series debut driving the Jay Robinson Racing #28 Checkers Rally’s Burgers Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Orbitz 300 at the famed Daytona International Speedway. In only his second race at Daytona and first time there in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck, Robert finished 17th in 2006.
In 2007, in the #28 Checkers Chevrolet, practice was a struggle for the rookie, with an ill handling race car and a engine failure, Robert was only able to log a dozen laps. The engine change resulting from the engine failure in practice required Robert to start the race in the 43rd starting spot. Robert was able to keep his cool while man handling his car around the 2.5 mile speedway at 185+ mph. “The car felt like it was on butter” Robert said to his crew about half way through the race, it seemed that the hard tire compound caused significant handling issues. When the checker flag dropped, Robert drove his Checkers Monte Carlo to a 28th place finish. “I would like to thank our new sponsor Checkers/Rally’s Burgers for their support and my new team for a great effort in our first race. I am looking forward to working with Johnny Sauter and Jeff Green to enhance my driving skills over the 2007 season” said a Robert after climbing from his the car after his first NASCAR Busch series race at Daytona.
Robert will be running in 10 more races this year in the Jay Robinson Racing #28 Monte Carlo during the 2007 season. Plans are for R3 Motorsports to field a car in the O'Reilly 300 NASCAR Busch race at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 14th for Robert. Sponsorship opportunities still available for the 2007 click here to inquire about sponsorships.